Wimbledon R1: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Dudi Sela?

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will start his Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against Israeli veteran Dudi Sela, who is currently ranked No 127 in the world rankings.

Date: July 3, 2018

Match time: Rafa is second match on Center Court. Around 3 PM local time / 10 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal / 3 PM BST – United Kingdom / 4 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / midnight AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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The two players have only met twice during their careers with Rafa winning both. Their first meeting came in 2015 when Rafa knocked him out in straight sets in the last 32 of the Australian Open. They met again last year at the Miami Masters, our champ again winning comfortably in straight sets.

Ten years ago, Rafa survived a furious Federer comeback to win his first of two Wimbledon titles. Our champ reached five finals in as many appearances at Wimbledon from 2006-11. He is one of 12 players in the Open Era to lift the trophy multiple times, capturing glory in 2008 and 2010.

Rafa is 43-10 at Wimbledon and has lost in the first round only once, in 2013 against Belgian Steve Darcis.

Dudi Sela reached the Wimbledon fourth round in 2009 (l. Djokovic) and the third round last year (ret. Dimitrov).

GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!

Source: ATP World Tour

27 comments

  1. WI………WI……..WI………LEADING TWO SETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ; ) SOLID SOLID IN EVERY WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) PLUS YOU LOOK SO GREAT WITH YOUR ALL WHITE OUTFIT……..YOU MOVE SO BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THE CROWD IS ENJOYING YOUR BEAUTIFUL TENNIS AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN FOR US FANS OVER EA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOU SWEETHEART KEEP GOING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) UMPIRE IS AWESOME AND IT MAKES FOR A PLEASANT VIEWING OF THE MATCH BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  2. BACKWARD POINT GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  3. LOVE THE GREAT IRISH UMPIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ): ) : ) : ) : ) : ) 🙂 VERY PRO AND LOVE THE IMMEDIATE, SHARP WAY HE ANNOUNCES THE SCORE…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY LEADING 3:1 2ND SET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  4. B….E….A….U….T….I….F….U…..L SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GREAT 1ST SET WIN WITH SOLID SERVE GAME AND NET MAGIC AND FANTASTIC SPEED AND BEAUTIFUL RETURNS….AND SHARP ACES….: ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOX

  5. on the run genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ): )

  6. VAMOS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SIMPLE SERVE IS GREAT ….JUST LIKE THAT…………..WITH OR WITH NO ACES IS ALL GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY IT ALL SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO ! : ) XOXOXOXOXOOX

  7. OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA & VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) ; ) : ) : ) : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TIME PAYING YOUR MAGIC & LOTS OF FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ENJOY EVERYTHING SWEETHEART & KEEP SMILING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) WE LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SLEEVELESS PRACTICE PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SO ATTRACTIVE & GORGEOUS! : ) CI……..CI…….CI…….OF COURSE THAT IS KEY…..& ALWAYS HELPS TREMENDOUSLY WITH TENNIS !!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) ; ) : ) : ) : ) : ) THAT GORGEOUS BODY! : ) HAVE A GREAT DAY & ENJOY ALL THE GOOD IN THE TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU DEAR RAFA, AND WILL BE ENJOYING EACH POINT WITH YOU!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SENDING LOTS OF LOVE & HAPPINESS & VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  8. John McEnroe: “He [Federer] was my favorite before today and he is my favorite after today.”
    [Source: Uche Amako, July 3, 2018, Express]

    I hope you are wrong Johnny Mac because Rafa is ready for Wimbledon.

    Tim Henman: “The weather “could” favor Nadal a little bit. The courts are going to be hard as ever and the ball is going to be bouncing higher so that “could” help him.”
    [Source: James Gray, July 3, 2018]

    The more bounce the better for Rafa. Fingers crossed.

    Get the triple Rafa.

  9. Good luck today Rafa, have a great match and I hope your enjoying the weather , just right for your game . Great to see stan the man win his match against Dimitrov , shame about Andy but hopefully he will be recovered fully soon. Johnny Mac and Tim Henman have backed Rafa to take the title this year, let’s hope they are right.

    • Hi Maria – yes a shame about Andy but im sure he will be back soon. However a big congrats to Kyle Edmund who won in straight sets today. If all goes well then Rafa will also get this in straight sets. A good day for tennis

  10. Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon but Roger had only kind words for the former top Brit. Nothing about “finding it strange” or an ill-timed withdrawal.

    Here’s hoping Andy can recover. He said he will start training for the hard-court season.

  11. YAY, it’s about time Rafa got into some action!

    Good luck to you champ, get it done in straight sets. And please win a set before I get on my flight, thanks!

  12. GOOD LUCK ,✌✌✌ RAFA. 🌷🌷🌷🦋🦋🦋🦋PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS ALL YOUR WAY.🦋🦋🦋🦋 CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN ACTION , CHAMP.
    LOVE YOU ALWAYS. 💙💖❤💖💖💖💖💖💟💟💟💖💙💙💖 MY LUCKY CHARM FOR YOU🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥

  13. Rafa all the very best for your game today,

    Love and prayers,

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

  14. Glad Rafa’s match is on Centre Court. I’ve read that Dudi may not be fit, not something I want to hear about any player but it he still chooses to compete, then may the best competitor win. I’m taking this one match at a time but I believe it’s possible for Rafa to at least go deep. Go Rafa, Vamos!!

  15. Vamos Rafa. My late fathers’ birthday is tomorrow and he will watch over you. So looking forward to see you at Wimbledon. Vamos Rafa Good Luck my King of tennis.

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